But after reading author Michael Pollan's book How to Change Your Mind last year, she was inspired to try out a new approach — psychedelic drugs.
"He really goes into detail about this underground academic community that has continued to study the effects of LSD and psilocybin on what they call 'healthy normal,' " Bell, 40, explained in a recent appearance on actor Sean Hayes and Dr. Priyanka Wali's new podcast, Hypochondriactor. "There are aspects to those two particular drugs that the places you can go in your brain are much deeper and more healing than anything else."
Bell decided that she was "really interested in doing mushrooms."
"I really wanted to try some psilocybin [the technical term for hallucinogenic mushrooms] and feel what kind of doors open, have a trip that was my own," she explained.
The Food and Drug Administration is currently conducting trials to study the effects of psilocybin on people with severe depression, and has said that results so …